The shooting struck a raw nerve as Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd came to an end and leaders ranging from the Minnesota Attorney General to President Biden emphasized the need for broader police reform and restored trust between law enforcement and their communities. The officer shouts, "Get down!" three times, pulls out his gun and shoots in Bryant's direction at least four times and she falls to the ground.
"It's a tragic day in the city of Columbus.
It's a frightful, heartbreaking situation", Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said. But they noted the footage they shared with the media had been edited and was incomplete.
Police in Columbus, Ohio, shot a Black 16-year-old girl to death on Tuesday after confronting her while responding to a report of a person armed with a knife, according to the mayor, the youngster's family and media.
Elsewhere, police in OH were called to a disturbance yesterday after a female contacted emergency services and told them another female was trying to stab her.
Columbus Fire medics were cleared to come into the scene at 4:46 p.m., police said.
It is unclear what then led to police shooting the girl but she was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
"We will share information that we can as soon as it becomes available".
"Whether this applies with that will be part of an investigation", he said at the news conference.
Hazel Washington is embraced Tuesday after addressing a crowd with her anger at the Columbus Police at the shooting of her niece
Bryant quickly collapses to the ground as onlookers start shouting at the officers, several of whom crouch next to the teen and try to provide medical treatment. He and the city's public safety director, Ned Pettus, Jr, appealed for calm while the investigation proceeds and facts are uncovered in what he called "a devastating" loss of life. He said police believe she is attempting to stab both girls during the fight. "In any way you look at this, it's a tragedy".
"This afternoon a young woman tragically lost her life". Hazel, the deceased teenager's aunt, told the press that "The police are going to cover up for themselves".
Crowds gathered across Columbus throughout the night with a large gathering in front of the police department. The shooting took place a short time later, according to police.
Bryant was shot and killed by a policeman in southeast Columbus Tuesday after reports of someone trying to stab them.
Mike Fair, 63, of the East Side, brought an amplifier and a microphone to the scene, and expressed his anger, suggesting "there should be an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth".
Protestors gathered after the news was announced but were cleared out by 10.30pm.
"We don't know very much as it stands, and as we watched the verdict from Minneapolis many talked about the sigh of relief - but there is a truth that for so many in our community there is no relief". This is not all right, it's not OK, and it can't continue on.
How does U.S. fix police-community relations? But the truth is that nothing that we will do will bring this young baby girl back.